Construction of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail project looking west on Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) from Route 123 in Tysons Corner. (Jahi Chikwendiu/THE WASHINGTON POST)

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Every Friday afternoon in our #DMVReads picks, we highlight five of the best stories from the local blogosphere. If you have a local blog post you’d like to be considered, submit the link here.

Now, on to the top blog posts from the past week:

The Tysons Corner looks to other cities such as San Francisco and St. Louis to point out the potential benefits of removing Route 123.

Scoutmob DC recounts an evening spent shadowing a D.C. bike cop. Among the takeaways: Comfortable but durable shoes are an absolute necessity.

Greater Greater Washington argues that a recently released study to help plan D.C. public school closings is highly flawed and has potentially damaging repercussions.

K Street Kate snags an invite to a preview tasting for the new Black & Orange burger joint on 14th Street and reports back with pictures.

Kings of Leonsis breaks down the Capitals’ shot selection in their 4-2 loss to the Florida Panthers and wonders whether too many are coming from the perimeter.